KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 released

11th March 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.32.0.
(this time for real -- last time it was in fact 5.31 with a bug in the version in the announcement email...)

KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of·
commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested·
libraries with friendly licensing terms.

no krazy reports for extragear

Hi all,

since couple of days there are no krazy reports for couple of extragear
<a href="" title=""></a>

Is there any reason for this?


Sound probem using optical out from the card.

I've just upgraded from a middling kde4 to kde 5.26. opensues leap 42.2

I get grunts before any sound plays and another later when the sound service drops out. Web page updates sometimes cause them too, sort oh we may need sound problem by the look of it as they don't always generate any sound so just get the grunt and later another when sound drops out.

The problem may be that phonon isn't offering me a digital output only an iec958 one. Leap's YAST sound set up utility shows 2 aux volumes, one for iec958 and another for digital. Sound's fine here. The iec one doesn't do anything.

Communication with Phabricator upstream

Hi everyone,

Just repeating my last email on this subject as it seems some folks
have missed the previous memo.

All issues with Phabricator should be logged at
<a href="" title=""></a> - not with upstream.

This is being done to avoid duplicate tasks, and to allow us to
communicate on a whole of project basis the things we consider
important. This helps simplify things for upstream.

Ben Cooksley
KDE Sysadmin

projects/kde/workspace/plasma-vault: Move Plasma Vault to (Plasma) Workspace

Git commit b8559f750bfa648ebae4a26882b2a64f07ae3094 by Ben Cooksley.
Committed on 07/03/2017 at 06:24.
Pushed by bcooksley into branch 'master'.

Move Plasma Vault to (Plasma) Workspace
Fixes T5335
CCMAIL: <a href="mailto:release- ... at kde dot org">release- ... at kde dot org</a>
CCMAIL: <a href="mailto:kde-core- ... at kde dot org">kde-core- ... at kde dot org</a>
CCMAIL: <a href="mailto:plasma- ... at kde dot org">plasma- ... at kde dot org</a>

R +0 -0 projects/kde/workspace/plasma-vault/i18n.json [from: projects/kdereview/plasma-vault/i18n.json - 100% similarity]
R +1 -1 projects/kde/workspace/plasma-vault/metadata.yaml [from: projects/kdereview/plasma-vault/metadata.yaml - 084% similarity]

<a href="" title=""></a>

problems trying to compile libpng-1.5.28

I've been struggling with this for a while now. During the compile
phase, I get the following errors:

[14/29] Building C object CMakeFiles/png.dir/pngread.c.obj
FAILED: CMakeFiles/png.dir/pngread.c.obj
R:\mingw\bin\gcc.exe -DPNG_BUILD_DLL -IR:/include -I.

baloo Qt5.7 -> Qt5.8 oddities


I think there is an error in src/qml/experimental/monitor.cpp / void
Monitor::balooStarted. The call m_fileindexer->registerMonitor() needs
a parameter of type const QDBusMessage& - see

Now the fun part trying to explain why this was not yet detected. Ok let's try:


Notes widget: semi-transparent background

I'm in plasma 5 and I'm customizing the breeze dark theme. In my
metadata.desktop file I've got the following values in the ContrastEffetct


Thanks to them, the panel, the menu, notifications, etc. are not completely
transparent, so readability is improved.

How can I apply such parameters to the Notes widget as well? Currently, if I
choose a translucent background, the widget becomes completely transparent.

Fedora Release Notes don't mention KDE anymore

I've been looking at Fedora Release Notes and starting in Fedora 23 there's no mention of KDE in the "Changes for Fedora Desktop users" link, e.g.,

<a href="" title=""></a>

Is this by design?

issues with latest craft

I just tried using craft for the first time in several months, and have
run into a number of issues. Help or suggestions on any of them would
be appreciated. (I posted some of these to the IRC channel, but so far,
haven't seen any response.)

1) per an error message, I upgraded my python from 3.5 to 3.6. However,
I then got some messages about needing to set the python27 variable. Is
2.7 really needed in addition to 3.6?

Merging KMag frameworks branch to master

I had a quick look and features seem to work as good/bad in the frameworks
branch as in master.

If noone disagrees I'll do the merge on March 13th.


Problems with KConfig XT and a string list


I'm currently struggling with a problem that was reported against Smb4K (bug
report here: <a href="" title=""></a>). When you define a
default string list in KConfig XT as follows, its list items are not extracted
to the translation catalogs and, thus, cannot be translated:

<entry name="ProfilesList" type="StringList">
<whatsthis>The list of profiles.</whatsthis>

I searched the documentation and the web, but did not find an answer.

Troubles connecting BT Headset in KdeNeon


I have some kind of trouble configuring my bt headset. At first, BT recognized
it and "see" the headset, but when I'm try to configure it in system
preferencies It became impossible.
Searching the web I found the following workaround:

Bug and possible solution: actually I found a bug in that make the headset
unusable, it seems that the pulse audio module: module-bluetooth-discover
works only if started after the X11 session is up.

Plasma 5: screen locker font color

I am on Plasma 5, and I've been using the pre-installed Breeze Dark theme for
some time, but now I've just installed the Naked desktop theme [1], through
the Get new Theme functionality in System Settings.

I like it, but there is one thing that annoys me. The font color in the screen
locker used to be white in Breeze Dark, as well as any other standard theme,
but in Naked it is black. Since I use a pretty dark background image in the
screen locker, readability is low.

CMake 3.8.0-rc2 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the second CMake 3.8 release candidate.
<a href="" title=""></a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="" title=""></a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

Screen power saves and goes off and desktop is lost on power up


I've got a situation where if i leave my computer long enough, with myself
logged in, that the built power save on the screen turns the screen off, the
desktop is lost (its a clack screen) when the screen comes on again, my only
solution is to ctrl-alt-backspace.
Anyone else with this issue?



Question about Multitasking on Plasma


I've found that if i context switch from Ctrl-Alt-F7 to Ctrl-Alt-F1 (e.g. Just
immediately after entering the password and pressing <cr>), processing seems
to stop on the graphical login. Is this normal?



plasma 5 desktop scripting file locations / examples?


I am Patrick, a maintainer of Whonix, which Whonix is a Linux derivative
with at least several thousand users, that by default is using Debian
with Debian KDE packages. Is it okay if I ask a few questions on how to
pre-configure KDE as a Linux distribution?

Are you aware of any example (Debian) packages that pre-configure
plasma 5?

KIO-GDrive Install on KDE Neon LTS 5.8

I'm sorry to ask such a newbie question here, but after searching form
several hours, I couldn't find any help and this is my last hope.

I'm trying to install kio-gdrive on my KDE Neon without success.

I've just setup the system which is a Neon LTS 5.8 with Plasma 5.8.5, KDE
Frameworks 5.31, Qt 5.7.1 and LiquorixAMD64 as the kernel.

kio-gdrive does not appear on the repositories I have and sudo apt-get
install kio-gdrive does not work.

Please, someone be as kind as helping me find a way to properly add the
repository I need to have kio-gdrive installed.




Should the "About System" page be updated to include the release number for
KDE Applications?


what component does the screenlocking?


Sorry for cross-posting, I'm hoping it'll increase my chances of reaching someone who has an answer to the following.

After upgrading my hardware to an N3150-based notebook, my KUbuntu 14.04 install has developed an annoying quirk. From time to time, the screensaver fails to start (= I get the default bluish background image, nothing more).

Move window to this or all desktop

Hi - I need a little help with this:

I use 4 virtual desktops and often pulls a windows from another desktop
to the currently active one. But lately - it took a while before I
realized that I did not just hit the wrong menu item - when I right
click on the program in the taskbar and select "Move to desktop" it
makes no difference if I select "Move to this" or "Move to all" (reverse
translated from Danish).

All your answers about Where to put documentation?

Hi all,

I'm often being asked about where to put documentation. I just wrote the final
guide about this.

On <a href="" title=""></a>, we have since last year a Guide and HowTos page
[1], which lists all KDE tutorial and resources.

There is a chapter about Quality and Documentation [2] in which you'll find
documentation about where to document things. I just wrote for Aditya this
<a href="" title=""></a>

Please, if you're being asked where to put documentation, tell people to read
this page.

EBN News: SVN Projects Removed

[resending with my kde address]


On the EBN we are no longer checking-out projects from subversion.
This means if you have a project hanging around in SVN you will no longer see its apidox, Krazy reports, etc.


EBN News: SVN Projects Removed


On the EBN we are no longer checking-out projects from subversion.
This means if you have a project hanging around in SVN you will no longer see its apidox, Krazy reports, etc.


Migration of Download Infrastructure: Please check your applications

Hi all,

Sysadmin have now completed the migration of our file distribution
systems, and, to a new server.

Some questions

I was trying on this proposal:
<a href="" title=""></a>

I had some queries and would like to have some help:

* What are some simple issues I can start working on?

* How to reduce build time while tweaking single source files? I tried
'make' inside a subfolder I am working, which took much less, but I would
like to reduce it further.

* How to set up the development environment on my system? I prefer Emacs
(Spacemacs, TBH), but can't enable library based completion.

Project Releases: Infrastructure Migration

Hi everyone,

To allow for Sysadmin to migrate the primary host for
and to another server (with significantly more disk
space) we'll need to make both of those read only for a period of time
this weekend.

During this period, it will not be possible to add/remove files to
those trees - which means projects will not be able to make releases.

To the knowledge of Sysadmin, this does not affect the release of any
project, however anyone who had plans should please contact us

Ben Cooksley
KDE Sysadmin

Phabricator updated

Hi all,

Over the weekend we've updated our Phabricator instance to the latest
stable version. This has brought in a few changes which you may wish
to check out - including the ability to customise the global home menu
and setup a favourites menu for yourself to access frequently used

As the global items setup by Sysadmin cannot be overridden by users,
i've only setup a very basic set of items for everyone to use.

For those who use Arcanist, now would be a good time for you to ensure
you are running the latest stable version as well.

Branching retrospective question re KDE frameworks 5.x work from 2011 onwards.

In 2011, something bubbled to SlashDot from this community.

<a href="" title=""></a>

TL;DR: what branching strategy to adopt for the KDE 5.x work, given
a wish to:
1) stay abreast of 4.x fixes/releases,
and 2) not make the mistakes of the 3.x to 4.x effort (whatever they were).

May I ask what actually happened re branching, merging, cherry picks
(back and forth) and all that, and what veterans think about it all
looking back?

This is really a question for posterity.

Keyboard not working in KDM

Hi list!

I'm installing my new PC, using Debian 8 and KDE.

Well, the basic are installed and it works, but I have a strange problem...
If I want to log in, I don't have any problem, but if I want to shutdown the
PC, I can't type the admin-password (so I configured KDM).
I use KDE 4.11.13 from Debian repositories and I can send the configuration
files you need.

Can someone help me solving this problem?

Luca Bertoncello
(<a href="mailto: ... at lucabert dot de"> ... at lucabert dot de</a>)

Can anyone that cares about appdata please fix all these files?

I'd do it but i've no clue how it works.



<a href="" title=""></a>

KDE Applications 17.04 release schedule

Hi people,

So that you know this is the release schedule the release team agreed on.

<a href="" title=""></a>


Communication with Phabricator upstream

Hi all,

To help simplify things for Phabricator upstream, they've asked that
only a couple of people bring things to their attention (including
filing tasks). This helps them with figuring out our priorities as a
project in regards to usage of Phabricator.

Please therefore file all issues / etc you hit regarding Phabricator
on our own instance, tagging them with the project "Phabricator".

At the moment i'm the one liasing with them primarily, although i'll
be looking to bring one or two others on board soonish.


Plasma Vault is in kdereview

Hi all,

I'm announcing that Plasma Vault is in the review phase - you can get
it from kde:plasma-vault or with kdesrc-build plasma-vault.

Plasma Vault is a system for easy creation of encrypted data storage
(not for whole system encryption - we have distribution installers for

It is consisted of:
- kded daemon that handles most of the logic
- Plasma applet to provide the UI

- Supports encfs and cryfs (more to come later)
- Vaults can be limited to certain activities (automatically closing
when you leave the activity it belongs to)

More info at [1] and [2]


KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 released

11th February 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.32.0.

KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of·
commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested·
libraries with friendly licensing terms.

Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

We tested some legacy media at the Plasma sprint

<a href="" title=""></a>

I recommend KFloppy be removed from Applications releases. It
couldn't find my floppy drive and when I hacked the code to tell it
where to look it depended on an external tool fdformat which didn't
work anyway.

Review a github pull request for network monitor plasmoid?


I've created a pull request here
<a href="" title=""></a> if anyone might

I went to phabricator to try and create a diff request there but could not
figure out how to register/login for that.


CMake 3.8.0-rc1 now ready for testing!

I am proud to announce the first CMake 3.8 release candidate.
<a href="" title=""></a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="" title=""></a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.8 are:

* CMake now supports "CSharp" (C#) as a first-class language. It is
currently supported by the Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010
and above.

* CMake now supports "CUDA" as a first-class language.

KDE configuration outside of the GUI


RedHat 6 desktops:

I have googled as extensively as I can, and I haven’t seem an answer
to my query. I would like to configure krfb on a number of systems
and this will be recurring a lot. To be able to scale, I am looking
on a way to set up VNC, without always going through the GUI,
essentially, something like this document below, but CLI centric

<a href="" title=""></a>

Would appreciate any pointer at the moment


Action: fetch for gnuwin32/wget FAILED when using craft on windows

I'm trying to install okular on windows using craft.

after type .\kdeenv.ps1:

KDECOMPILER : mingw-w64
KDESVNDIR : R:\download\sv
DOWNLOADDIR : R:\download

then I typed craft okular, it says:

*** Handling package: wget, action: all ***
*** Action: fetch for gnuwin32/wget ***
The system cannot find the path specified.
Action: fetch for gnuwin32/wget FAILED
*** Craft all failed: all of gnuwin32/wget failed after 0:00:00 ***
fatal error: package gnuwin32/wget all failed

Am I doing it right to install okular?

New feature for windows bar.

I want to propouse a new feature for kde windows. A button or option in the
left menu on windows bar who let anybody change to dark mode or white mode.
Whitout matter if eviroment theme is dark or white breeze, for each
application. What do you think?

win32libs/wcslib does not build (download location gone)


I just noticed that win32libs/wcslib doesn’t build.

KDE version 1.x

I don't know how much interest there will be.

But for those who are interested in being able to see and use a piece of
history, some of you may know that one of the KDE developers had done a
bunch of work on KDE version 1 to be able to run it on a modern Linux
system. There really aren't any instructions on getting it compiled and up
and running however, and it's not entirely straightforward.

I wanted to see if anyone was interested in binaries so they can try it out
for themselves without having to compile it. I've made a tarball with
working 32-bit binaries including necessary libraries.

favorites not dragable in Kmail

Dear all,

I use Kmail 5.3 that ships with maui 2.1 (see attached screenshot). In Kmail I
cannot manually sort / drag the favorite folders.

I have set the option to manually drag the favorites as can be seen in the

Is this a known bug?

Thank you very much for a short hint!

Kind regards,

I. Thomas

Recent KAuth build failure in Craft on Mac

Hi, this is Rob Lancaster. I help out with KStars coding. I mainly have been porting it to mac with several other people. We have been using Craft/emerge for building it for deployment which has worked very well overall for several months (except for several problems that Hannah von Reth has helped us with). But just the other day, a build error showed up that had not happened before. KAuth failed to build, which is of course a dependency, causing our whole build to fail.
I don't have GLIBC on my system of course and this appears to be the source of the error.

NOW is the time to fill in the Ideas page for GSoC! Application deadline 9 Feb.

Hello GSoC mentors, and teams supporting mentors,

We've asked for more time to get ramped up for GSoC, and so the
calendar has been moved back to early February. However, that means
that our Ideas page needs to be filled NOW, so that it can be taken
into consideration once the Org Applications are all in. The quality
of our ideas and the guidance they give our students are the most
important part of our application.

FTP with SSL/TLS in Dolphin

Hi, is there a reason why FTP with SSL/TSL (ftps://) has not been implemented
in Dolphin?

There are some wishlist bug reports about, like the following from from 2003:
<a href="" title=""></a>

There was a kio-ftps, but it didn't work very well. Furthermore, it hasn't
been ported to Plasma / KF 5.

I wonder whether this protocol is somehow discouraged, or it's just a missing

Error building Qt for android

I'm trying to build Qt for android on windows platform.
I'm getting this error on running the application.
In compile output this is displayed-
Error while building/deploying project analogclock (kit: Android for
ANDROID TARGET_ARCH=armeabi-v7a (GCC 4.9, Qt 5.7.1)) When executing step
"Deploy to Android device"

I tried this solution-
<a href="" title=""></a>
but still this error flags.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

KF5-based kdesvn doesn't display the authorization dialog

Hello world.

I have updated my *kdesvn* from KDE4 to KF5 recently, but didn't tried to
use it back then.
I'm having a problem that is that kdesvn doesn't ask me for my ssh
password, and just displays the common error in the errors box:

Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn+ssh:// ... at svn dot

I tried running it from the terminal, and I saw that the it is requesting
my password from the

Phabricator: All repositories registered - upcoming workflow changes

Hi everyone,

We've just completed the registration of all mainline repositories
(not including Websites or Sysadmin namespaced ones) on Phabricator.
Thanks go to Luigi Toscano for providing significant assistance with
this process.

From this point forward, communities should be moving away from
Reviewboard to Phabricator for conducting code review.

Contribution help

Hello KDE devs,

I'm a senior year CS student and a KDE user since good ol' KDE3 times. I'm
fluent in C++ (used CMAKE and boost in school projects) and somewhat
familiar with Qt.

Though wanted to contribute (and had already been subscribed to this list),
I couldn't have the spare time. Now I have a bit spare time and I would
like to contribute KDE. I think I can start from a bug of powerdevil I've
reported [1].

Longer holidays Feb-Aug


just a short notice. From Feb to Aug. I won't be available very much at
computer, because I'll do a longer holiday in South France. I'll still will
answer mails, but not as fast as currently and I won't nearly do any

Best Regards,


Guidance for contributing to kde

Hi I'm appearing for gsoc 2017. Being a newbie I don't know where to start
could you please guide me on how to contribute to the KDE projects. I'm
familiar with c++ and will be learning qt.

perl package broken


It seems like the perl package is broken as the download link is dead. It
also doesn't look like they distribute zip packages, anymore, just exe...

<a href="" title=""></a>


Preferred way for an application to inhibit suspend on KDE


I'm writing an application that needs to prevent the system from
suspending. I strive to support every GNU/Linux desktops, and I'm a bit
stuck with KDE. I didn't find any obvious way to do that.

On GNOME and related, I would use the D-Bus service
'org.gnome.SessionManager'. On XFCE, it would be
'org.xfce.SessionManager'. For other environments that lack a Session
Manager, I can still rely on 'org.freedesktop.PowerManagement'.

However I found none of these on KDE.

Draft Policy: Dependency Changes and CI

Hi devs,

this month, a heated exchange on kde-core-devel about a dep
change breaking CI has moved us to draft a new policy to better
handle situations like this in the future.

While not "law", the policy _strongly_ suggests some guidelines
forming a quid-pro-pro protocol between developers and sysadmin
when it comes to making software dependency changes that impact
provisioning of the CI system.

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